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Waste Not, Want Not

In every human language there is a multitude of words for food—types of foods, ways to prepare foods, ways to hunt foods, grow foods, store foods, dehydrate foods, transport foods, well, you get my drift. Hunger dominates every life. Yet, … Continue reading

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A Taste of the Sea

The brave Christmas Eve of 1982 involved oyster stuffing. It was the Christmas before my marriage. My husband’s family, large and in full storytelling mode, put out turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, rolls, seven-layer salad, green beans, … Continue reading

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Bread Pudding Blues

In fall, this woman’s fancy turns to thoughts of bread pudding. Any bread—multi-grain or white, English muffin or bagel—is fair game. Frugal cooks began the trend, likely in the 11th and 12th century, to use up left over bread. When … Continue reading

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Wine and Culinary Tour of Missouri’s Rhine Valley

A tasty tour in Missouri in the Columbia Tribune: http://www.columbiatribune.com/arts_life/food/a-wine-and-culinary-tour-of-missouri-s-rhine-valley/article_ad74cdaa-2538-11e3-9bdd-10604b9f1ff4.html

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Ketchup Chronicle

I am not a fan of needless work. But once, out of craving and necessity, I made my own ketchup. My husband and I had been in North Africa for a year and a half by 1985, and French fries … Continue reading

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Tasty Eats in Missouri’s Rhine Valley

Old wine casks, grape arbors, and food pairings by Chef Eddie Neill of St. Louis thrilled visitors to Missouri’s Rhine Valley near Hermann. Photos here of visitors Paula MaHaffy and Danielle Goodman of St. Louis, and Jason and Kristina Hampton … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Wurstmeister

After 42 years in the sausage making business, Mike Sloan of the Wurst Haus in Hermann has started offering classes. I attended one along with 22 others, some local but most from other parts of Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. We … Continue reading

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